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“Sicilian food for all! (Gluten- and dairy-free)”

La Cucina dei Colori
Ranked #52 of 1,128 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My sister and I are very difficult to feed, since we're allergic to gluten, milk protein and worst of all garlic, but la Cucina dei Colori surprised us by offering large portions of tasty, allergen-friendly food, with a hint of Italian flair!

Lunch seems to be a casual buffet-affair - but definitely worth a try!

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I am an Irish Food Vlogger, travelling through Europe reviewing restaurants. This wasn't a 'review night' for me, but I was recommended this restaurant by a friend, so i said i would try it out. My experience was a poor one. To begin, the menu was very small, not having many options. I ordered the Panelle, and what was given to me was 5 fried thin piece of batter. I understand Panelle is a fried Chickpea batter, but the portion and serving was less than impressive. No texture, just 5 'crisp like' bites, leaving me just as hungry when leaving. Its a pity, because I feel vegetarian and vegan has a poor reputation ( I am neither, but was willing to try), and experiences like this do not help the case what so ever. I paid 8 euro, and left disappointed and annoyed if I'm honest. I hope i caught them on a poor night, and that the standard is higher on a different night.

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Thank TheFitKitchen
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Salvatore P, Proprietario at La Cucina dei Colori, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017
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Mi dispiace per la sua esperienza e mi sembra strano che le panelle erano 5 perché, solitamente, una porzione prevede 7 panelle al costo di 7,00€ e 1,00€ di coperto che comprende, acqua depurata e pane a lievitazione naturale fatto con grani antiche siciliani. La qualità "fortunatamente"ha il suo prezzo. A presto!

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I am pleased to report that since that disastrous meal at this restaurant, our faith in Sicilian cuisine (specifically, vegetarian options) has been restored through our other culinary experiences on the Eastern coast.

We ate here on our first night in Catania and were initially excited to discover a restaurant which appeared to strongly cater towards veggies and vegans. The alarm bells started ringing when we were brought plain bread without any dips or olive oil. Nothing was provided even on request.

We ordered a "veggie platter", some of the food being typical Sicilian (such as arancini). I must be honest and say it was one of the driest and most tasteless meals I have ever had the displeasure of experiencing (the spinach lasagna was particularly unpleasant). We were also extremely unimpressed that NO SAUCES could be provided by the restaurant to accompany this bland meal.

The cherry on the cake (so to speak), was perhaps the worst chocolate cake I had ever eaten for dessert. Was it an off day for the chefs? Perhaps, I simply don't know. Overall, the fact that the bill came to 40 euros was astonishing - we since had meals that were infinitely better and cheaper around Catania.

If you are a vegetarian and your palates prefer richer tastes (or, if you have taste buds altogether): AVOID.

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Thank Shobhit S
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lacucinadeicolori, Proprietario at La Cucina dei Colori, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017
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Goodbye!

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very delicious, fresh and organic food. One page menu allows you to make a quick choice. Service was very friendly too. You also quickly notice that the place is run by environment aware people. All positive!Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for healthy and delicious meals for vegans and vegetarians placed centrally in Catania. Short walking distance from historical center. Napkins and toilet paper are recyclable. The owners are aware of environment importance. Dishes can be mixed and dessert is a must!!! Enjoy

Thank Bresia
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